European Week Kerava/Finland - teaching and learning activity

Kerava/Finland

Once every year the Erasmus+ Project culminates in a „European Week“ that is a „teaching and learning activity“ according to the framework of the project. This brings together teachers and students from all seven partner schools and thus provides an opportunity for students to also visit partner schools, meet their peers there and become multiplicators when they return to their schools and talk about their experience (see students´reports further below).

Visiting project teachers became acquainted with the Finnish School System, they learned about „Finnish students on the move“, an initiative for more movement in everyday school life and about the concept of projects that cover different subjects and age groups (see presentation below).

Kerava/Finland

As planned in the project, all project schools presented their various activities in the field of digitalization (see presentations below) and discussed experiences and strategies in this field.

Also, all schools reported about their experience with tryouts of the new teaching concept „Picture-Based Learning“ (presentations below). Both topics had been presented by Sweden in Stockholm.

Then the Finnish hosts presented the concept of “Phenomenon-based learning” (presentation below. All partner schools were asked to try out this concept, as far as time allows (May – Oct is a very short time) and also the concept of “Students on the move”, as far as possible.

Kerava/Finland

Five students from each school were integrated into school life, participating in Kerava´s „Workshop Week“. Here are individual reports from the Austrian students:

Right after the arrival I knew the week was going to be great. And I was right. We had so much fun whilst learning about the Finnish culture. We participated in workshops on Thursday, Friday and Monday. On the weekend, we visited the region of Lake Tuusula and Helsinki. There were guided tours and museum, which we visited on Saturday at Lake Tuusula and then we spent the evening in a sauna next to the lake. We went for short swims after each sauna session and the water was freezing! Personally, I thought that was the best day. I also enjoyed Helsinki. Especially the Oodi library. Overall, it was a great week. We made a lot of new friends and learned about Finnish traditions. The host-family was very nice and I hope to see them again soon. Stefan Ragossnig, 6C

This year, I had the opportunity to be part of the Erasmus+ students programme in Finland to learn about the Finnish culture and also to improve my English communication skills. I stayed in a host family in a small town near Helsinki called Kerava for a week. During this week, we had to do three workshops that we had chosen in advance. In two of these, I was the only international student. It was hard at the beginning but luckily, there was always someone who would translate everything in English and help me. Being part of this project, I have not only gotten to know the Finnish culture, I also made new friends from many different countries. If I had the chance to experience this again, I definitely would! Elisa Liu, 5C

My second workshop of the week was the walk through Helsinki. After having met at the school in Kerava, we took the train to central Helsinki. The first building we visited was the Oodi Library. Its state-of-the-art architecture impressed me a lot. I also learned about the importance of libraries to the Finnish culture. (….) Harrison Smith, 6C

I took part in the 2019 Finland trip funded by the EU as part of Erasmus+. It was a great experience to make because I met students from all over Europe. All in all, if you include the Finnish hosts, there were students from seven countries. The workshops themselves were loads of fun but that was mainly because of the people I met there. The first two workshops I was the only international student and so it was a bit of a shock because I had expected there to be at least one other international student to whom I could talk to. It was fine though because the Finns were very kind and I was able to make some friends. Lucas Rollinson, 6C

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EUROPEAN WEEK IN KERAVA, FINLAND

24.4. – 30.4.2019

Keravanjoki school

Jaakkolantie 8, 04250 Kerava

 

 

STUDENTS

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

8-10

Arrival: airport pick ups

8.15 – 14.00Workshops: Global, renewable and multicultural Finland

8.15 – 14.00

Workshops; Global, renewable and multicultural Finland

 

 

8.15 – 14.00

Workshops: Global, renewable and multicultural Finland 

Possibility to come to school if departuring late

10-12

 

Lunch at school 30 minutes between 10.45-12.00/ packed lunch from school

Lunch at school 30 minutes between 10.45-12.00/ packed lunch from school

 

 

Lunch at school 30 minutes between 10.45-12.00/ packed lunch from school

Lunch at host families (or at school) / packed lunch from host families 

12-14

13.00 Team Italy T1

13.00 Team Spain T2

13.10 Team Portugal

Workshops 

Workshops

12.00Meeting at school

 

Sightseeing by bus around Lake Tuusula

 

12.30Museum 1

13.15Museum 2

12.00 Meeting at Helsinki central library Oodi: walking tour (Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Ateneum Art Museum, The Senate square, The Lutheran Cathedral, Helsinki Market Square…)

Workshops

Departure: airport transportations 2 hours earlier

 

12.45 Team Italy T1

13.40 Team Spain T2

14-16

14.40 Team Austria

 

 

 

14.00Museum 3

 

15.00Onnela (picnic, lakeside sauna, swimming, campfire)

Suomenlinna Sea Fortress & museum

 

Lunch at own cost / packed lunch from host families

14.00Afternoon tea at school, farewell

 

 

16-18

16.40 Team Poland

 

 

 

 

 

17.15 Team Poland

18-08

18.25 Team Sweden

18.00Finnish ball games at school field

Free evening

19.00 Back to school 

Free evening

Departure:

20.25 Team Sweden

6.35 Team Portugal

 

18.30 Team Austria

  

ADULTS

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

8-10

Arrival: airport pick ups

8.15Breakfast coffee 8.30Welcome info 

9.00Presentations of Stockholm meeting

8.15Breakfast coffee

9.00 Kerava methods in theory: Finnish schools on the move

 

 

8.15Breakfast coffee

 

Workshops

Departure:

10-12

 

10.00Presentations of Stockholm meeting

 

Lunch at school

 

Kerava methods in theory: Phenomenal based learning

10.00 Workshops / presentations

 

Lunch at school

 

 

10.00 Workshops

 

 

Lunch at school

 

12-14

13.00 Team Italy T1

13.00 Team Spain T2

13.10 Team Portugal

12.15 – 14.00 

Kerava methods in practice: Phenomenal based learning and Finnish schools on the move (Lapila) 

12.15 – 14.00 

Workshops:

Global, renewable and multicultural Finland (according to phenomenal based learning)

12.00Meeting at school / Kerava railway station

 

Sightseeing by bus around Lake Tuusula

 

12.30Museum 1

13.15Museum 2

12.00 Meeting at Helsinki central library Oodi: walking tour (Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Ateneum Art Museum, The Senate square, The Lutheran Cathedral, Helsinki Market Square…)

12.15 – 14.00

Sum up, plans for the next meeting

 

 

12.45Team Italy T1

13.40Team Spain T2

14-16

14.40 Team Austria

 

 

 

14.00Museum 3

 

15.00Onnela (picnic, lakeside sauna, swimming, campfire)

Suomenlinna Sea Fortress & museum

 

Lunch at own cost / packed lunch from host families

14.00Afternoon tea at school, farewell

 

 

16-18

16.40 Team Poland

 

 

 

 

 

17.15 Team Poland

18-08

18.00 Social evening at Restaurant Zetor 

 

18.25 Team Sweden

Free evening

18.30 Dinner at Restaurant Konstan Möljä 

19.00 Back to school

Free evening

Departure:

 

20.25Team Sweden

6.35 Team Portugal

 

18.30 Team Austria